Monday, August 8, 2011


Where football is life.
Where football is love.

27 Days until the kick-off of The University of Texas at Austins football season!
My co-workers will be seeing a whole new side of me!

Who will you be cheering on this season?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Cake in a Jar

So ill be honest, I don't know where I was, or what I was doing when I heard of cake in a jar, but it sounded pretty darn awesome and inventive! It also sounded like an easy and perfect gift to put in the rooms of the single soldiers for redeployment! Anyhow, almost immediately after hearing about cake in a jar, I googled it. I found lots of recipes, but the one at Loving a Soldier, Living the Life (Army Wife Network) seemed to be the one for me.

I purchased jars at a little German grocery store.

Washed them. and boiled them.

I did not really know how to boil jars, so I googled that too.
Then here is the best part of the recipe.
Mr. Dough boy

The recipe is a cake box recipe! Prepare as directed. Fill the jars half way.
Bake at 400 for 30-35 minutes.

Oh! I forgot to  mention!
I invited Betty and Duncan over to see how they do in the jar!
So far, so good!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

R&R and the unreliable forcast

 R&R and perfect weather almost never fit together in the  Rhineland-Pfalz area. Rain, rain and more rain is mostly what we saw while Brandon was home, but instead of letting it ruin our outdoor plans, we brought the outdoors, indoors.

We made indoor smores.

These tea light candles made perfect individual miniature camp fires.

                           Such delicousness takes much concentration from the man-folk.

Doesn't like look just delicious!
I like my mollows a little burnt, how about you?

I think they are a hit, we've got two pinkie salutes!